The Zicklin School of Business at CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College has been producing world-class business leaders for over a century. For 2020, Zicklin is rated as the #1 Best Business School in New York, and the Part-Time MBA is also ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report. This AACSB-accredited school is positioned in the heart of the vibrant NYC financial capital, leading to alumni career placements at Adidas, Citi, Deloitte, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Prudential.
Undergraduates are on their way to successful business careers with Zicklin’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree. BBA students can major in Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, International Business, Management, Marketing Management, Real Estate, or Statistics and Quantitative Modeling. Some of these programs allow students to further customize their education by selecting a specific track. CIS majors can pursue the General CIS, Data Analytics, or the Information Risk Management and Cybersecurity track. The three Management tracks focus on Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, or Operations Management. Marketing Management students have options in Advertising and Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing, General Marketing, International Marketing, or Marketing Analytics. The curriculum for BBA students also allows them to choose up to two minors from a wide array of 15 options.
Graduate students can earn an MBA, or an MS in Accountancy, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Risk Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Quantitative Methods and Modeling, Real Estate, Statistics, or Taxation. The MBA can be completed in a full-time or evening format. The curriculum is the same for both programs and consists of 18 credit-hours of foundational skills, nine hours of functional skills, 18 hours towards career-path electives, and concludes with a three-credit business consulting practicum. To satisfy the functional skills component, students may choose three courses applicable to their goals from Business Analytics, Business Operations, Corporate Finance, Creativity and Innovation, Financial Reporting, Information Technology Strategy, or Marketing Management. Some of the elective choices include Blockchain, Fintech, and Strategy. The Business Consulting Practicum gives students insight into some of the real-world business problems faced by top corporations today.
Zicklin students have the advantage of business experiences that extend beyond their classrooms into the thriving New York City business culture. If you want to rub elbows with executives, you can attend guest lectures, such as Morgan Stanley’s Chief U.S. Economist’s presentation, “2020 U.S. Outlook: Has the Fed Done Enough?” The Starr Career Development Center hosts the Wall Street Careers Panel, where students can get all of their questions answered prior to attending career and internship fairs. Students who accept an unpaid internship with a non-profit or government agency may qualify for $3,000 through the Heyman Fellowship. The Graduate Career Management Center organizes monthly events, such as chats with representatives from Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, and offers free resume review sessions.
Some of the business student organizations include Women in Business, Data Analytics Society, Tax Society, Wall Street Club, and the Investment Club. Students can create their own cell phone case or experience VR at Makerhub.